Paper 148: Training Evangelists at Bethsaida/ /Midwayer Commission

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For Biblical cross-references for all Sections: click here.


p1Foundation Map: March 17 to May 1, 28 A.D.
Foundation Map: March 4, 28 A.D. to January 16, 29 A.D.

Section 1: A New School of the Prophets


Section 2: The Bethsaida Hospital

p4Urantia etymology by Chris Halvorson: “specific: Urantia = (y)our heavenly place (i.e., in the cosmos)” “-tia = noun-forming suffix < -t- of L. past participle stem + -ia (cf., -tion and -ion)” “U.B.: “-tia” is indicative of impersonal, while “-ia” is more personal”


Section 3: The Father’s Business


See Father’s business: (119:6.5), (126:0.2), (134:8.10), (137:1.6), (144:6.3), (147:0.1), (148:7.1), (158:1.6), (164:2.4), (176.3.1).

Section 4: Evil, Sin, and Iniquity

p6See The Lucifer Rebellion: Adjudication Time Frame by Chuck Thurston.


Section 5: The Purpose of Affliction


Section 6: The Misunderstanding of Suffering Discourse on Job

Richard Daunt: “There are two relevant meanings to the word afterlife. It seems likely that the intended meaning refers to the remainder of one’s moral life, as opposed to the post-mortal life.” Click here to read his report.

p2no respecter of persons See Topical Study page: No respecter of persons.


p9: disgusted is used twice: Job’s attitude towards is misguided friends (177:4.7) and Judas attitude towards Mary’s anointing of Jesus’ feet, which got rebuked (172:5.12).

disgust is used in three paragraphs in three distinct yet progressively related context:
1) 62:3.6 prehuman (disgust towards “repulsive situations”),
2) 72:5.12 civilized man (neighboring planet’s attitude toward idleness and unearned wealth), and
3) 177:4.7 sinful man (Caiaphas toward Judas).

Section 7: The Man with the Withered Hand


p1Father’s business See Section 3 above.

Section 8: Last Week at Bethsaida


Section 9: Healing the Paralytic


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